LG introduces new fancy Velvet phone

An interesting number... I wonder if the colour had any factor in the decision :D

This new phone is 5G, and keeps, in my opinion, the better choice for a fuller screen look with a 'teardrop' notch (vs the ugly 'punchouts', blech).

Check out the media release:

LG introduces new era of mobile elegance with the new LG VELVET™ 5G

Innovative technology and eye-catching design deliver an elevated mobile experience  

TORONTOJuly 16, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, LG Electronics Canada announced the arrival of its visually stunning LG VELVET 5G on August 7, 2020. Bound to turn heads, the LG VELVET 5G commands attention with its stylish design and outstanding performance. LG's latest mobile offering provides Canadians with a device that fits into any lifestyle and could reshape the relationship between Canadians and their smartphone.

The LG VELVET 5G offers a unique smartphone experience where design and functionality coexist to create seamless mobile use. Characterized by its flowing lines, curved corners and symmetrical front and rear edges, the LG VELVET 5G implements the new lightweight 3D Arc Design making it visually striking while offering a thin feel that fits perfectly in one hand. The LG VELVET 5G is instantly recognizable with its smooth, polished surfaces, vibrant colours and elegant features such as the "Waterdrop" camera featuring three high-quality lenses and an LED flash.

"The LG VELVET 5G ushers in a new naming convention and refreshed elegance to mobile devices in Canada," said Varun Kalia, Head of Mobile at LG Electronics Canada. "It offers unique features and performance, including 5G-readiness, in a stylish package. Not only does it look good, but it also feels good in your hand giving Canadians both form and function."

Perfect for those with a creative eye and who like to share their vision on social media, the LG VELVET 5G offers a suite of innovative content capture solutions that takes maximum advantage of the phone's 48MP main camera and other unique camera software and lenses. Users can enjoy more creative freedom with features such as Timelapse Control/Steady Cam or ASMR Recording which employs two high-sensitivity microphones to capture even the faintest of sounds in magnificent detail. Voice Bokeh minimizes background noise in videos to keep the focus on the subject while 3D AR Sticker and 3D Photo Effect make taking portraits of friends and family a whole new experience.

Key to the design is the lightest LG VELVET 5G's thin 7.9-millimetre profile, only made possible with its 6.8-inch P-OLED Cinematic FullVision display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the first mobile platform from the company to integrate an application processor and 5G modem for superb performance in a smaller package that requires less power. 

Thanks to the easy-to-hold 6.8-inch P-OLED Cinematic FullVision display with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio, LG VELVET 5G offers a fully immersive mobile viewing and gaming experience. To limit accidental touches on the bright, slightly curved display, LG developed the Grip Suppression algorithm that identifies deliberate versus unintentional touches. To support its brilliant visual display, the LG VELVET 5G is equipped with powerful stereo speakers and the LG AI 3D Sound Engine – the same technology found in LG OLED TVs -  to deliver every sound with precise clarity, for a fully immersive audio experience. Ideal for audiophiles, the LG VELVET 5G also sports a headphone jack, allowing users to take music and podcasts on the go.

Boasting a large battery for 5G content, the LG VELVET 5G offers nine hours of continual multimedia use on a single charge and has quick-charge capabilities that take it from a zero to 50 per cent charge in a mere 40 minutes.

The LG VELVET 5G is offered in two distinct colours to deliver a vibrant aesthetic that meets the diverse tastes of consumers, available in Illusion Sunset and Aurora Gray in Canada. Illusion Sunset is particularly unique in that it is the first phone from LG to utilize a customized optical pattern repeated in intervals of less than one micron, or one-hundredth the width of a human hair, to shimmer notes of coral, orange and yellow that appear to move and flicker organically.

The LG VELVET 5G is now available for pre-order on LG.ca and with participating carriers. Those who pre-order the device between July 16 and August 6 will receive a $200 Visa gift card and a pair of LG TONE Free (FN6) wireless earbuds. Available while quantities last. The LG VELVET 5G will be available to purchase through the following Canadian retail partners: Bell, Eastlink, Fido, Freedom Mobile, Koodo, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron, Virgin, Best Buy, TBooth, Wireless Etc. (Costco), The Mobile Shop, The Source, Visions, Wal-Mart, Wireless Wave, WOW Mobile and Xplore Mobile.

Key Specifications:


  • Chipset:1 Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G 5G Mobile Platform
  • Display: 6.8-inch 20.5:9 FHD+ P-OLED Cinematic FullVision (2,460 x 1,080 / 395ppi)
  • Memory: 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera:
    • Rear: 48MP  Standard  (F1.8 / 0.8μm / 79˚) / 8MP Wide (F2.2 / 1.12μm / 120˚) / 5MP Depth (F2.4 / 1. 12μm / 81˚
    • Front: 16MP Standard (F1.9 / 1.0μm / 73˚)
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Operating System: Android 10
  • Size: 167.2 x 74.1 x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 180g
  • Network: 5G / LTE / 3G / 2G
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.1 / NFC /
  • USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Compatible)
  • Biometrics: In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Colours: Illusion Sunset / Aurora Gray
  • Others: Stereo Speakers / AI CAM / Google Lens / Google Assistant /
  • LG 3D Sound Engine / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / HDR10 /
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 4+ Technology / MIL-STD 810G Compliance / FM Radio